Collision with terrain involving Jabiru J170, 24-5215, at Yarram aerodrome, Victoria on 7 September 2016

Pilots and flying school operators should ensure they have thorough knowledge of the effects of weather on the pilot’s destinations and plan accordingly prior to flight.


Loss of control and collision with terrain, Cessna 150, VH-RXU 270 km SE Alice Springs, Northern Territory, on 12 July 2016

Turning manoeuvres at or close to the aircraft’s critical angle of attack, if mishandled, can lead to a stall that may result in the aircraft entering a spin. Recovery from this condition will take a considerable amount of altitude, dependant on the speed of response by the pilot and the use of appropriate control inputs.

Collision with terrain involving SOCATA TB-10 Tobago, VH-YTM, near Mount Gambier Airport, SA, on 28 June 2017

On-site examination of the wreckage and surrounding ground markings indicated that the aircraft impacted terrain at approximately 30° from vertical, in an inverted attitude.


Engine shutdown and collision with terrain involving Beech Aircraft Corporation B200 VH-MVL, Moomba Airport, South Australia on 13 December 2016

An ATSB investigation report has emphasised the need for operators to heed the advice of aircraft manufacturers with regards to maintenance and upgrades to their fleet.


Collision with terrain involving Bell 206B helicopter VH-WHU near Carmila, Qld. on 25 March 2016

During the accident sequence, the helicopter’s tail rotor and vertical stabiliser assembly separated from the helicopter.


Collision with terrain involving Cessna 172, VH-FYN, 12 km WNW of Ballina, NSW, on 16 June 2017

The ATSB has deployed a team of four investigators to the accident site with expertise that includes aircraft engineering and maintenance.


Collision with terrain involving Cessna 441, VH-XMJ near Renmark Airport, South Australia on 30 May 2017

The ATSB is investigating a fatal aircraft accident involving a Cessna Conquest 441 aircraft, registered VH-XMJ, that occurred near Renmark Airport, South Australia on 30 May 2017.